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Delusions Of Obedient and Peter Obi’s Harlotry with Atiku

By Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe, PhD, DD

There is often a sense of respect when a man sleeps with another man’s wife and makes every spirited effort to keep the knowledge away from him. But when a man sleeps with another man’s wife and not only boldly make it known to him but expect the same man to applaud him for sleeping with his wife, it not only portrays the depth of mental slavery and subjugation but also the height of arrogance in power.

This is just the case between Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and those gullible Igbo politicians who still belief that it is only by falling victims to devious Fulani political manipulations that the Igbo can be elected Presidents of Nigeria.

P. G. Unamka, one of the celebrated political pundits and columnists of the Second Republic, writing for the Enugu-based Daily Star issue of Friday January 14, 1983, at page 6, under the title “NTA and Pernicious Propaganda” frankly stated with unequalled passion:

“Igbos have a short memory. That Igbos love money and flattery is an undeniable fact. Moreover, when an Igbo is given a political position he immediately opines that his opinion at once and instantly represents the mind of all Igbos. Working on some of these assumptions, many Igbo people had been lured with money.”

The above melancholy historical exposition clearly underscores the current rudderless political gallivantism of the former Presidential Candidate of Labour Party and presumed winner of the 2023 Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, horribly climaxed by his recent political get-together with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; during which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar extended his characteristic Greek political carrot of “If” and not simply “I will.” To put it in Atiku Abubakar’s own words:

“I have said repeatedly and I even said it before the 2023 general elections that if the PDP decides to zone the presidential ticket to the South or South-East specifically, I won’t contest it. As long as it’s the decision of the party, I will abide by it. But I contested the 2023 presidential ticket because it was thrown open to all members of the party. If the party decides that it’s the turn of the South-East and Peter Obi is chosen, I won’t hesitate to support him.”

The question is, are the above words which sound much like the type of promise a man makes to a woman on the bed different from the previous promises made to Igbo by the same Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his inordinate Fulani political adventurers? The same Atiku Abubakar, in a recent Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service few days ago was quoted as saying:

“Of course, I will keep contesting again and again as long as I am alive and healthy. Even the former US President Abraham Lincoln contested seven times before finally winning. However, given the current state of the PDP, it is clear that a single-handed effort will not suffice to win the election, Strong support and collaboration with other parties are required.”

Was it not the same Atiku Abubakar that addressed the Igbo members of PDP in the rundown to 2023 Presidential election that the Igbo should wait for their turn of the Presidency after he has completed his proposed eight years?

In what looks like adding salt to injury, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar went further to inform his Igbo PDP hosts that because Igbo women gave him three children they should sell their birth-rights like Esau and vote for him; the kind of story he tells the people of Osun State. We have had M. K. O. Abiola who even outclassed all politicians in Nigeria in the business of multi-ethnic marriages and children for political selfish ends and it came to naught.

We have had Mazi Nwachukwu of Isuikwuato who married the daughter of Alhaji Usman Dagogo the Emir of Katsina that produced the now retired Major General Ike Nwachukwu. Yet when the chips were down, that did not stop the pogrom against the Igbo ]in Katsina Emirate in 1966. All they did was to protect the product of that union.

Similarly, Okogwu of Asaba married a woman from Bauchi Emirate, the product of which was the late First Lady Mariam (Rosemary) Ibrahim Babangida. The invading Federal troops did not spare Mr. Okogwu because he was their in-law during the brutal Asaba Massacre. At the end of the day, the fatherless Rosemary and his brother Sunday were taken away with their mother to the safe zone of Northern Nigeria and subsequently married out to one of her mother’s members.

While one cannot stop Mr. Peter Obi from meeting whoever he wishes to meet for one political reason or the other, one expect such meetings to be guided by his judicious sense of history founded cross-cuttingly on both preceding events and current political trends in the country as well as in surrounding countries. In other words, in dealing with such a Fulani political monster as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Peter Obi must be guided by profound historical consciousness and close-knitted understanding of the political heart-beat of those he considers as his supporters and followers.

Assuming that his primary personal political ambition is the standard political compass of the Obedient Movement will only spell doom to what political popularity he thinks he commands among the masses of Nigeria and consequently his political doom.

One does not however understand the character and cerebral level of those surrounding Peter Obi as both his strategic political advisers and image-makers. Otherwise if they indeed advise him well and manage his image better, then they will understand that going to a private primary school and posing in a photograph with a pupil adds nothing to both his popularity and political credibility. Such infantile Western political copy-cat public relations showmanship will not add a dime to his kitty of political popularity among Nigerians.

If Peter Obi is confidently sure that he won the last Presidential election and that he was unjustly rigged out by INEC and the judiciary, then what one expects from him is to sit back and discreetly devise proactive strategies on how those forces that accounted for the rigging could be removed before the next general election, if indeed God will be so unmerciful against our prayers to allow the present government of Bola Ahmed Tinubu survive till 2027.

Otherwise, so long as the same INEC with its devious Electoral Act, and its criminal election guidelines and  regulations remains in place; as long as the same Appeal Court Judges remain in their positions; as long as the same Supreme Court Judges remain; and as long as Nigerians continue to reel in abject poverty and blood-cuddling insecurity, the 2027 Presidential election has already been declared with Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President; unless God again is so merciful as in the case of the children of Israel to visit him with the judgment of King Saul before 2027. If Nigerians prayed for the death of Gen Sani Abacha and it came to pass, then nothing stops any prayer from the same Nigerians against Bola Ahmed Tinubu from coming to pass.

If Peter Obi in his slightest imagination thinks because multitude of Nigerians voted for him in the last Presidential election under the aegis of Obedient Movement he now sees himself as a political tin-god and slave-driver ready to be recruited by Fulani political slave-masters against the will of the people, he is just stepping on the precipice of his calamitous descent from his assumed political height to unimaginable abyss. Neither Peter Obi nor Labour Party made the Obedient Movement, instead it was the Obedient Movement defined by the involuntary resistance of the masses to the existing oppressive political order that made Peter Obi and the Labour Party.

Every mass movement is fundamentally factored by defined circumstances around majority of the people which impinge on their very existence; and not by the centrality of the ambition of  the driving personality like the case of Peter Obi, which is easily detachable from the mass movement if he deviates from the core values and  crucial rason d’état of the movement.

Peter Obi might have won elections as Governor of Anambra State and ruled for eight years; but political pundits fully understand the circumstances under which he won the elections. He did not win the elections because he was Peter Obi by his personality. He won the election because he was favorably disposed to the prevailing historical and political circumstances on ground. This has been aptly proved by his dwindled popularity in Anambra State immediately he left office.

These are the same circumstances that propelled such political pervert as Chief Willy Obiano to rule the State the succeeding eight years, in spite of Peter Obi’s rigorous opposition and propping up a supposed better candidate under PDP during his re-election for second term. The same circumstances are instrumental to Prof Chukwuma Soludo’s emergence as the Governor of Anambra State today. These circumstances are not about the candidates’ personality or popularity among the people. They are anchored on the people’s ingrained sentimental attachment to a conceived act of political deprivation constructed on indelible sense of history.

Many people will agree that before Peter Obi’s emergence as Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige outwitted him in terms of popularity among the people of Anambra State. This was soundly tested during Dr. Ngige’s Senatorial election contest with Prof Dora Akunyili under Peter Obi’s Governorship. These circumstances further explain why Peter Obi’s popularity among the people of Anambra State during Willy Obiano’s regime was at the lowest ebb.

Thus it will amount to catastrophic political delusion for Peter Obi to assume that his personality or popularity created the Obedient Movement which dramatically launched him into unimaginable national political stardom. Contrarily, it was the Obedient Movement that created his theatrical political relevance at the national stage today.

Thus as in the case of Anambra State, the propelling force behind the Obedient Movement was not about Peter Obi’s impeccable personality or assumed popularity; the force behind the Obedient Movement was sentimentally driven by the common experience of sufferings founded on the gloomy historical experience of generic Fulani conquer-mentality and putrid-style political domination and leadership. No Nigerian ethnic group, from their host-Hausaland to Ijaw in Southern Nigeria is willing to tolerate any further Fulani President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, be such a person an Atiku Abubakar or a Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The Fulani are today loathed by every other ethnic group in Nigeria, from the Hausa in the North to the Ijaw in the South, and from Senegal to Central African Republic. The Fulani are the only ethnic group in Nigeria without the suffix “Land” after their name, as in the cases of Hausaland, Kanuriland, Biromland, Katafland, Idomaland, Tivland, Igboland, Yorubaland, Edoland, Nupeland, Ijawland, and Ibibioland, among others. Thus by demographic and geo-political definition, outside the Futa Djalon Provinces of Senegal and Guinea Republics, the Fulani are stranger-settler elements who only subsist by acts violent adventurism and clandestine political manipulation through deceitful Islamic brotherhood.

The question therefore is, is Peter Obi saying that he is not properly aware of the on-going massacre of defenseless Christians of this country that started under President Muhammadu Buhari—an unrepentant Fulani jihadist, and has continued till date under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu—a Yoruba Muslim reincarnate of Aare Afonja? Therefore for another Fulani man, be that person Rabiu Kwankwaso or Atiku Abubakar to aspire to become Nigeria’s President again means that the Fulani as a group defines the rest Nigerians to be fools and their political slaves.

Has it not occurred to Nigerians that since the beginning of Boko Haram insurgency and the succeeding armed Fulani herdsmen and bandits killing and displacing our people with reckless abandon, kidnapping and extorting unimaginable ransoms from their victims without restriction, that no Fulani leader—traditional, religious or political, from the Sultan of Sokoto through Atiku Abubakar to Rabiu Kwankwaso has risen up to condemn their heinous crimes against humanity.

Did Abubakar Atiku not sack his Christian spokesman for condemning on his behalf the gruesome killing by stoning of Miss Deborah Samuel by irate Muslim mobs in Sokoto? It will therefore amount to the height of moral declivity, political insensitivity, and religious defeatism for any Christian both North and South to pray, much more work for Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential ambition under the present or future political dispensation.

But the question again is, for how long shall the Nigerian child be beaten with the same stick by the same person before he learns his bitter lessons? Among the Yoruba, from Aare Afonja through Aare Samuel Akintola and Moshood Abiola to Bola Ahmed Tinubu; these men elected to be Fulani political slaves just to fulfill their inordinate political ambitions.

Among the Igbo, from Nnamdi Azikiwe in the First Republic, through Kenneth Mbadiwe, Michael Okpara, Dennis Osadebe, Alex Ekwueme, Chuba Okadigbo to Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu during the Second Republic; to Orji Uzor Kalu, Rochas Okorocha, Dave Umahi, Hope Uzodinma, Arthur Eze, Charles Soludo, Uche Ekwunife, Nnia Nwodo, George Obiozor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ifeanyi Okowa, Godewin Emefiele, Ned Nwoko, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and now Peter Obi in the current political dispensation; the experiences have been tales of the children of Israel choosing to either serve the Philistines or play Judas Iscariot against the collective interests of their people and their unborn generations.

In all the cases it has always ended with the ignominious bitter experience of use and dump. And the reason is that under normal political circumstances no Fulani man—the harbinger of Islam and ordained Caliphate of Allah, will ever work for an Igbo—an ardent Christian and traditional democrat to become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I don’t think our Igbo leaders fully understand with their shallow political mentality and decrepit sense of history, the depth of this ideological and religious chasm separating the Igbo and Fulani. Do they think this deep political gorge can just be cover by mere word of mouth?

Why must the Fulani think they must always manipulate Igbo leaders against the will of the Igbo masses?

The instinctive counter-political questions that should occupy the agitating mind of every patriotic Igbo are: Why must the often dominant band of Igbo political contractors and criminals think in their blurred senses that it is only by the grace of Fulani leaders that the Igbo can win the Presidency of the Nigerian nation? Are the Fulani more intelligent than the Igbo? Are the Fulani more educated than the Igbo? Are the Fulani more strong-hearted than the Igbo? Are the Fulani more warrior-like than the Igbo? Are the Fulani more acceptable to other Nigerians than the Igbo? Are the Fulani more accommodating to other Nigerians than the Igbo?

This opinion on the Fulani by Sheikh Muhammad of Tunis in the nineteenth century still subsists today because of the depraved political myopism of the Igbo political leadership in particular and Nigerian Christians in general. In his words:

“The idolatrous tribes to the south of Sudan are divided into groups and families. They are vastly superior in numbers to the Moslems, and it is surprising that they do not overwhelm them. The explanation may be found in the spirit of brotherhood which unites the Muslims, whilst the pagans are always divided one against another. When the enemy attacks a village and takes away the women and children the people of the next village look on without attempting to give assistance. They are attacked next, and their neighbours regard them with equal indifference. If these idolaters knew the strength which union gives none of the Moslem States of Sudan would dare to attack them.”

Is the above scenario not still taking place today from Zamfara through the Christian Middle Belt to Igboland and Yorubaland in the South? If the Igbo and Christian political leaderships are not cursed or enchanted by false Fulani political and military invincibility, why shouldn’t they devise a formidable united force and put an end to this monster called Fulani once and for all?

The Fulani tried in Republic of Cameroon after President Ahmadou Ahidjo and the Christians under President Paul Biya put them in their proper place. They tried it in Central African Republic and they were told to leave the country by force. In Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and Ghana they have been cut to their sizes. Why can’t Nigerians do the same?

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